Instrument One detail view


the high speed production system


The instrumentONE is our ultra-fast, high-precision microdispensing system for high production capacities. In order to create a suitable platform for your individual applications the working area is 600 mm or 120 0mm by 320 mm. Based on several years of M2-Automations experience it provides high-speed printing through the use of high-precision linear drives for all three axis.

Of all our instruments the iONE is the one with the most options available to fulfill your production needs.

Key Features

  • Supports all dispenser types
  • Built-in Windows PC
  • Humidity control, particle-free
  • Wash and drying Station
  • Head camera for In-line QC
  • 2D or 3D Droplet imaging
  • Ultrasonic wash station
  • cooling/heating of source and target
  • HEPA filter system with flow control
  • De-Ionizer
  • Vacuum table
  • Tray system for custom targets
  • orbital shaker for source plates
  • On-the-fly dispensing
  • analytical balance for volume control

Two Sizes

The iONE series is available in two different sizes.
It is a fully customizable system that can be tailored to suit exactly your needs. It can be upgraded to a fully automated production system of utmost performance.

  • iONE-600 featuring a working area of 600 x 320 mm.
  • iONE-1200 featuring a working area of 1200 x 320 mm.

The systems with the biggest deck space for high troughput production.

Vacuum Table

The Vacuum Table is a flexible holder for all kinds of flat substrates of different sized and shapes, which are held in place by negative pressure below the substrate.
With a maximum capacity of 176 glass slides it is the most effective utilization of the availabe deck space.

  • printing on 3 silicon wavers 12"
  • printing on a variety of microfluidic cartridges
  • printing on membranes


MTP – Microtiterplate

The iONE-1200 can hold a total of 24 MTP`s.
The iONE-600 a total of 12 MTP`s.
A lot of space for your innovative application.

Due to a highly flexible software all MTP`s can be configured as source or target to get the most of your valuable deck space.
In order to keep the printed microarray visible for the subsequent QC the bottom of the MTP`s can be dew-point controlled.

The Key: an ultra-fast Z-axis

Spotting microarrays into MTP`s involves a lot of Z-moves (up and down). Therefore, besides a high precision the speed and acceleration of the Z-axis is very important to reach a high output. Our linear Z-drive with an acceleration of up to 10 m/s² and a speed of up to 1m/s the Z-moves are not the limiting factor anymore.

The speed is unique in our industry.

Source Area Options

The source area of an iONE can be equipped with a variety of functional components such as:

  • an Ultrasonic bath
  • an inflight 3D-Droplet control
  • a high precision Analytic balance
  • additional Pin Wash
  • Drying Station


Customer Specific Layout

If your applications require an individual non-standard target layout– no problem for the iONE. Each setup can be customized to your individual demands, while offering flexibility as well as reproducibility in one solution.

Technical Data

Printable Area
x 500 or 1100 mm
y 320 mm

Travel Range
x 600 or 1200 mm
y 320 mm
z 44 mm

w 150 or 200 cm
d 80 cm
h 180 cm

250 kg

Axis Speed
x 1000 mm/s
y 1000 mm/s
z 1000 mm/s

x 10000 mm/s2
y 10000 mm/s2
z 10000 mm/s2

Axis Resolution
1 µm

Position Repeatability
+- 3 µm

Source formats:
96-, 384-, 1536-MTP
3x8-well stripes (well volume 200 μL)
5x13-well chip (well volume 100 μL)
reagent vials of 0.5 to 1.5 ml

MTP target holder for up to 22 MTP`s
vacuum table for up to 176 slides or 1100x320 mm
planar target holder for up to 176 slides or 1100x320 mm
your customized target holder or tray system